MSI GTX680 Twin Frozr 3 OC Review

Batman Arkham City

MSI GTX680 Twin Frozr 3 OC

Batman Arkham City

If the stock results bear out how tight the performance of the latest GPUs is, the big impressive result here is the overclock when combined with the latest Forceware drivers. We finally, and it's taken some months, see an average result of over 60FPS.

 

 

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28-05-2012, 15:36:24

tinytomlogan


The MSI Twin Frozr cards have always been exceptional. Today we see if the GTX680 version continues the trend.

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28-05-2012, 15:56:51

SieB
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Originally Posted by Cram View Post

Here is the video
Video is in the review on the conclusion page

Asus is starting to do better than MSI with the DCII especially for the Nvidia 6xx series, TFIII is still a one of the best coolers though.

28-05-2012, 16:04:40

Master&Puppet
That is a brilliant cooler, amazing temps.

I think giving it an 8/10 for price is high. I mean, 480? When both OC'd it looses in the toughest games around (BF3 and Metro) to the 7950...

28-05-2012, 16:08:28

PetrolHead247
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Originally Posted by Master&Puppet View Post

That is a brilliant cooler, amazing temps.

I think giving it an 8/10 for price is high. I mean, 480? When both OC's it looses in the toughest games around (BF3 and Metro) to the 7950...
Agreed. If it was me i'd have knocked the price score down a bit. Still a great card and the cooler is incredible, but its expensive nonetheless for the performance it delivered in tests

28-05-2012, 16:11:39

Jadarite
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Originally Posted by SieB View Post

Video is in the review on the conclusion page

Asus is starting to do better than MSI with the DCII especially for the Nvidia 6xx series, TFIII is still a one of the best coolers though.
For some reason when i first clicked on here i didn't see the continue reading link

28-05-2012, 16:13:19

hmmblah
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For some reason when i first clicked on here i didn't see the continue reading link
It takes a few minutes between posting the thread and adding the "Continue Reading" link.

28-05-2012, 16:15:29

SieB
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Originally Posted by Cram View Post

For some reason when i first clicked on here i didn't see the continue reading link
Takes a couple of minutes from Tom making the thread till he gets he link to the review up. He has to make this thread, post the review then link it.

EDIT

hmmblah beat me to it

28-05-2012, 16:18:23

Jadarite
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Originally Posted by hmmblah View Post

It takes a few minutes between posting the thread and adding the "Continue Reading" link.
Quote:
Originally Posted by SieB View Post

Takes a couple of minutes from Tom making the thread till he gets he link to the review up. He has to make this thread, post the review then then link it.

EDIT

hmmblah beat me to it
ok i'll give it a few minutes next time

I must admit i was going to buy this card an till i heard about the gtx 670's i wonder how good the msi 670 are going to be or should i just buy this one

28-05-2012, 16:30:14

murphy7801
Delta temps on GPU's I would like to see next to the normal temps. Also the DCII on my gtx580's great after cooler love to see it on the gtx 680 even though its a triple sloter.

28-05-2012, 16:30:55

Master&Puppet
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Originally Posted by Cram View Post

ok i'll give it a few minutes next time

I must admit i was going to buy this card an till i heard about the gtx 670's i wonder how good the msi 670 are going to be or should i just buy this one
680s are way too overpirced for their performance dude.

28-05-2012, 16:36:53

SieB
Yeah, the 670s made the 680s not really worth paying the extra for. The Asus DCII TOP has 680 performance out of the box and still has overclock head room. Even with the ref 670s there is only a few % difference in performance, obviously a 680 will clock higher but a 670 isn't far behind plus depending on the model up to 100 cheaper.

28-05-2012, 17:53:34

Hassi94
Looks great but since I'm not made of money I'll be getting a reference 670

29-05-2012, 14:19:32

yassarikhan786
A nice looking card, but performance is underwhelming considering the price tag. As mentioned above the 670 and 7950's are much smarter choices.

31-05-2012, 08:34:23

DT-525
Nice card, but i wonder why they didn't bring this card out as a lightning.

The 680 are way to overpriced. Why would anyone but this when you can get a 7970 direct CU II for 390.

31-05-2012, 08:40:20

hmmblah
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Originally Posted by DT-525 View Post

Nice card, but i wonder why they didn't bring this card out as a lightning.

The 680 are way to overpriced. Why would anyone but this when you can get a 7970 direct CU II for 390.
You guys get raped so hard on prices. A reference 680 here is priced at $499 or about 323. Now the problem still is finding one. 670s are easy to get though.

31-05-2012, 08:50:43

DT-525
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Originally Posted by hmmblah View Post

You guys get raped so hard on prices. A reference 680 here is priced at $499 or about 323. Now the problem still is finding one. 670s are easy to get though.
In comparison we get paid a lot more than Americans do so the price different is about the same. If i got paid 50000 a year that would be over $77000 so we don't get raped that much.

31-05-2012, 09:00:35

SieB
It's tax that rapes us Brits, we pay 20% income tax, plus national insurance from our wages and then we have to pay 20% tax on the stuff we buy.

31-05-2012, 13:08:10

Master&Puppet
Or 40% if you are 'lucky'.

Surely the 680 remains a higher price here because stupid people keep buying them?

31-05-2012, 16:54:01

yassarikhan786
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Originally Posted by Master&Puppet View Post

Or 40% if you are 'lucky'.

Surely the 680 remains a higher price here because stupid people keep buying them?
Or for uber e-peen status?

31-05-2012, 17:51:26

MaXiMiZe
Nice review as always. The 680 is a pointless card as far as I can see...

03-06-2012, 04:42:48

The Orange One
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Originally Posted by MaXiMiZe View Post

Nice review as always. The 680 is a pointless card as far as I can see...
Yup, especially with the 670 Very close in performance terms

25-07-2012, 23:45:35

Dairusire
Heya Tom, I'm wondering if you guys might be doing a review on the 4GB cards that have been released? Would be awesome to know what the performance difference is, especially from a reputable reviewer/s.

Cheers.
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